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Skin boils on hip line
I had a boil on my hip line about 4 months ago which had to be surgically cut to get rid of the puss. Now i think its happening again. I have just started feeling that pain but feel no boil as of now. Is there any way to stop it before it grows?
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Thanks for the query. Based on your description it looks like a superficial bacterial infection usually caused by staphylococcus aureus. Sometimes they co-exist with fungal folliculitis. Kindly consult a dermatologist for exact diagnosis and a precise treatment plan. Its also important to prevent their relapse once you have got it cured. A decolonization regimen suggested by your doctor will help.
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